How do we reckon with death? How do we wish to be remembered? The Fairfield Museum's new exhibition Dearly Departed: Mourning and Memory explores the inescapable truth of our mortality and how people have confronted it. Whether a loved one or a public figure, people have memorialized and honored others they care about. Art, fashion, and literature—from gravestone designs to ghost stories—help us process grief and find comfort. The exhibition showcases artifacts, costumes, and ephemera that reveal the many ways people maintain connections to ones they have lost and celebrate their legacy.
Presenter: Walt Matis, Program and Facilities Coordinator, FMHC